News

Tweed shows its generosity for families at Christmas

Dawn Holland, Jennie Leathley and Diane Schneider. Photo: John Gass / Daily News
Dawn Holland, Jennie Leathley and Diane Schneider. Photo: John Gass / Daily News John Gass

TWEED Daily News'Adopt-A-Family campaign is going strong, with only 14 families left needing help this Christmas.

The campaign started two weeks ago and its aim is to help families doing it tough by giving Tweed residents the chance to assist and adopt families in need.

Those who want to lend a hand can contact either the Salvation Army or St Vincent de Paul to choose a family to adopt.

UnitingCare had already adopted out all of its families in the lead up to December, and organiser Meryl Mills was surprised it had happened so quickly.

"I really didn't know they'd go so fast," she said.

"There are a lot of generous people around."

UnitingCare's effort leaves St Vincent's with eight families and the Salvation Army with six more to go.

Once a family has been adopted non- perishable food and suitable presents can be donated to their appropriate charities to spread a little Christmas cheer and bring a smile to those more unfortunate this season

Julie Burns of St Vincent de Paul said she was optimistic about the adoptions and sure all the families would be adopted before Christmas.

"I'm quite positive about it," she said.

"As soon as December hits all the adoptions will start coming in."

Richard Hardaker of the Salvation Army was also happy about how the campaign was going so far.

Check the list on this page to choose a family that's available to adopt this Christmas.

Once you've nominated a family give their charity a call to organise food and gift collection.

Topics:  adopt a family



Man stabbed multiple times in groin and back, woman charged

A man is in a critical condition after being stabbed multiple times

Fluoride completely healthy, says medical authority

The fluoride plant at Corndale.

No evidence to link low fluoridation to harmful health impacts

Local Partners

Emily Blunt's (almost) singing career

Emily Blunt nearly became the British Britney Spears.

Angelina is blocking calls from Brad Pritt

Angelina Jolie has reportedly blocked Brad Pitt's number.

Encounters on stage at Lennox Head

COMING SOON: Dancers Elizabeth Venn and Tess Eckert are part of Encounters, the upcoming performance by SPRUNG!! Integrated Dance Theatre Inc.

By Sprung!! Dance Theatre Inc

Apocalyptica 'seek and destroy' sceptics with 'master' set

Apocalyptica play Max Watts in Brisbane on their Shadowmaker Tour.

Review of final show of Apocalyptica's tour

Rebecca Hall doesn't own a TV

Newspapers, yes. Television, not so much

Jaime King 'terrified' by son's heart surgery

Jamie King was "terrified" when her son went in for heart surgery.

Buyers forking out millions

Owners benefiting from undersupplied Northern Rivers market

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record

New $33 million development planned for Ballina Shire

The site of a proposed seniors living development at Skennars Head.

Plans include 211 homes, clubhouse and recreational facilities

SOLD: Historic hotel finds new owner

Post Office Hotel Grafton

Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Pub in new hands and heading in a brand new direction